"New" CPLs at Roanoke

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Sun Apr 17 11:53:33 EDT 2005

In discussing the CPLs a few years back with an NS Official in the 
Signal and Communication department, I asked about a specific control 
point signal near my house, this is a single mast, 2 head signal. He 
knew exactly which one I was referring to and said it was not slated 
for replacement due to its complexity of the various aspects, he 
further stated that unless there is a major failure on any of that 
type, they were not to be replaced. Again, this was a few years back, 
but makes the most sense for this specific location.

Ken Miller
On Apr 16, 2005, at 9:25 PM, nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org wrote:

> Not sure as to why they are there, but I worked under the new signal 
> last week, and the only explanation that I can come up with is that 
> the placement of the signals is in the direct eastern throat of the 
> yard, complicated by the fact that four main lines converge at this 
> point( 1 Shenandoah, 2 Norfolk & 1 Winston-Salem), and the aspects 
> would be easier read and simpler to explain by the older types of 
> cpls, rather than a gaggle of the newer stoplight formations. Just a 
> thought....
> Gary Price

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